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Financial Wellness Learning Center

Welcome to the Peoples Bank Financial Wellness Center

Here you can learn about managing money and building a financial future for you, your family and even your business.;
  • Business
Small Business Essentials
Understand the financial basics of running a small business.
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  • Getting Started
Safety and Security
Learn more about how to keep your identity and your finances safe and secure.
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  • Personal
Building a Good Credit Record
A solid credit history can be one of your most useful and powerful financial assets.
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  • Personal
Debt Management
One survey shows that approximately 80% of Americans are currently in debt. Understanding how debt works, knowing where to go for help, and making a plan are the keys to help you better manage your debt.
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  • Personal
Building Emergency Savings
No one wants to think about car breakdowns or job loss. But as much as we’d like to avoid thinking about them, emergencies do happen.
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  • Personal
Credit Scores and Reports
Your credit can have a big impact on your financial life. Credit scores and reports provide a snapshot of the financial habits that financial institutions, cell phone companies, credit card companies, and others use to get a sense of your creditworthiness.
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  • Personal
Healthy Financial Habits
If you ever feel overwhelmed by your financial situation, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck—struggling to pay their bills or save for the future.
  • Personal
Paying for College
College costs are rising, but with strategic planning and saving, paying for education can be within your reach. Regardless of your financial situation, there are smart ways to plan and pay for college. Let’s explore the many options that may be available to you and your family.
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  • Personal
Creating a Budget
Have you ever run out of money before the end of the month? Determine your monthly income and expenses to create a budget so you know where your money is going instead of wondering where it went.
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  • Personal
Budgeting for Families
Budgeting and planning family finances are key to controlling spending and planning for a healthy financial future.
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  • Business
Banking Tips for Small Business
If all it took was an idea, everybody would be a business owner. Here are some tips on how to make a good idea a good source of revenue.
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  • Business
Financial Wellbeing for Entrepreneurs
Explore what you can do to achieve financial wellbeing while starting a new business or going into business for yourself.
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  • Owning a Home
Considering Homeownership
More than 70% of Americans consider homeownership to be an important part of the American Dream but buying a home can be one of the most expensive, albeit rewarding, decisions you’ll ever make.
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  • Owning a Home
Buying a Home
Congratulations! You’ve decided to purchase a home. Now it's time to prepare yourself to make the right decisions by learning about the process, the people who can assist you, and the associated costs.
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  • Owning a Home
Ways to Save When Remodeling
Does your house need a “facelift”? If, so you don’t have to move – just spice things up by remodeling.
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  • Safety & Security
Identity Protection
Your identity is a valuable piece of information and identity theft and identity fraud are fast-growing crimes. They can involve someone impersonating you, using your personal information to open bank accounts, withdrawing money from your accounts, or even taking out loans in your name.
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  • Safety & Security
Don't be a money mule
A money mule is a person who transfers illegally obtained money between different payment accounts—often in different countries—on behalf of others.
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  • Safety & Security
Online Dating Scams
Dating scams start with fake profiles on dating apps or social media. Scammers strike up a relationship with their targets and work to build trust. Sometime later, they make up a story and ask for money.
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  • Safety & Security
10 Ways Small Businesses Can Fight Fraud
Fraud incidents tend to disproportionately affect small businesses since the relative size of a financial loss makes up a much bigger chunk of revenue compared with larger organizations. Learn how to fight back.
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  • Safety & Security
Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?
Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. It’s time to put scammers in their place.
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  • Safety & Security
Is your internet browser up to date?
Internet browser updates are often made to fix security issues and running an older version may invite hackers into your system.
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  • Safety & Security
Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
Learn strategies that may prepare you to prevent elder financial fraud from happening to you or a loved one.
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  • Getting Started
More About Personal Finance
Take a deeper dive into important financial information for all stages of your life.
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  • Getting Started
More About Home Ownership
Learn more about the ins and outs of buying and owning property.
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